Monday, 22 September 2014

OOTD & FOTD: #bhmbloggermeet

Ooooookaaay, post number two on the fabulous #bhmbloggermeet event I went to this weekend. It was the most amazing time, and you can read about what we got up to here.

But it wouldn't be a proper blog meet without an outfit and make-up look post , would it? So here goes with all that stuff.

I posted a little about my style inspiration for the meet here, and I did my best to follow the plan and put together a look that's all about my current favourites -  tailoring, leather, layers, vampy lips and molten metal lids.

Funnily enough, all the items are pretty much from one place - Topshop! Got to love good old Toppers, right? I got them all at different times, but they came together in a new combination here.

Outfit Notes



Black suede wedge ankle boots with gold zip - Primark



Black lace crop top - Topshop
Cream chiffon shirt - Primark

Black leather skinnies with zip details - Topshop


Black white and gold multi-strand necklace - Topshop


Black mini leopard edition 'Alexa' - Mulberry


This outfit is part of my autumn style push to be a bit more daring. I’ve gotten massively into layering crop tops with shirts, and strapless dresses over sweaters, it just feels fresh and right at the moment. 

My leather skinnies have come out of hibernation for another year. I can’t believe I ever doubted getting these for a minute – they’re one of my favourite items now and I am on my second pair! They're so versatile, because you can dress them down with a jumper, or slip on a strappy cami and killer heels and you have the perfect outfit for a night out.

Beauty Notes



The make-up look I went for turned out to be really autumnal and vampy, after my initial hesitation I am absolutely loving a plum lip now. Pairing it with bronze lids makes it look right for now.


Skin essentials for a smooth canvas:

Avon Magix Face Perfector
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Definition Fluid Makeup
No7 Perfect Light Loose Powder
Mac Fix Plus


Bronzed lids:
Dainty Doll Eyeshadow Base 'Frankie'
Makeup Revolution 'Iconic 3'
Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon 'Dark Pearl'
Soap & Glory Supercat Liner Pen
Mac In Extreme Dimension Mascara

Vampy Lips
Rimmel Moisture Renew in 'Sloane Plum'

This lip colour got so many comments. I loved wearing it, and although I haven't used Rimmel in years, I'm amazed at the quality of this. Its a beautiful shade, very pigmented and yet so comfortable and moisturing on. It easily competes with big name brand lipsticks. Really glad I picked this up on my last Boots trip.


On the day, I made such a rookie mistake though! I did all my make-up, got it just right, and then I decided I was going to wear my coloured contact lenses. Massive mistake. I wear them a lot, but putting them in still makes my eyes stream like crazy, so I usually pop them on well before I do my make-up. 

My eyes were so irritated, I ended up crying off all my make-up! I had to start again, which meant I was running late and my eye were sore and irritated all day. I had to tell everyone because I looked slightly crazy/overemotional all day....



I met up with the gorgeous KerryJustBeauty before hand for a coffee and wasn't her outfit gorgeous? I was in love with her bag.

Bag - River Island
Sunglasses - Karen Millen
Jumper - Dorothy Perkins
Jeans - Next
Boots - Topshop

You can read her own post about her look for the day here.


Her make-up was just stunning as well. Check out the lip colour! It's Mac's Up The Amp, which is definitely on my wishlist now...

We went to the rather lovely Cafe Opus at Ikon, which was the perfect quiet spot for a catch up. How gorgeous is the building it's in?


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  1. Oooh that building is gorgeous indeed. I think a cafe definitely has to have the right vibe about it to hit the top spots for me. I have to comment on the lip too - the colour is so gorgeous! I'm really shy with bright colours but this is actually making me want to get a bit vampy and go moody purple for a bit. Rosemary x

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  2. It was a really great place to meet, it was very quiet and kind of near the main area but still had its own feel. A little oasis of calm! Glad you liked the lip colour - its a bit of a new one for me, but I'm growing to love it. You should totally go for it and grab some vampy colours!
    xx

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  3. You looked gorgeous! AND how amazing is your handbag?! I'm in awe of its beauty right now xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. Thank you Gemma, that's really kind of you, much appreciated. I saved my pennies for soooo long for that bag, its my pride and joy! Lol! xxx

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  4. Love this outfit, and the makeup is gorgeous! Beautiful :) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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    1. Thanks ever so much, means a lot coming from a stylish lady like you! xx

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  5. you looked stunning hun!
    Great Post!!

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    1. That's ever so sweet of you - I had so much fun. You are the queen of events! xx

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